Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes and agronomic insights, Indigo works with growers to sustainably produce high quality harvests. The company then connects growers and buyers directly to bring these harvests to market. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is forwarding its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. http://www.indigoag.com/
Indigo is seeking an energetic person to join our team and help in the development of micro-organism based agricultural products that improve stress tolerance and crop yield using organisms isolated from the plant microbiome. The Co-op Formulations will assist in the development of stable and robust seed coating formulations containing living organisms for a variety of crops. The candidate should possess a general understanding of microbiology and chemistry and be able to apply their knowledge to industrial problems. The Co-op Formulations is a laboratory based position and will work in collaboration with other scientists and engineers to carry out their work. The candidate will be a part of the Formulations group focused on the development of commercially scalable and cost effective formulations that can be brought from the lab to commercial use.
The candidate should be enrolled in a B.S. program in the area of microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, crop sciences, chemical engineering, or a related field. Experience with microbial stabilization and/ or seed applied product formulations is a plus.
The ideal candidate for the Formulations Co-op will be knowledgeable and has practical expertise in the following areas:
Basic microbiology and aseptic technique
Wet chemistry skills including preparation of complex mixtures or formulations
Stabilization and preservation of bacterial and fungal species
Water and oil based coating chemistry
Mechanical aptitude and comfortable operating lab scale equipment
Agricultural seed treatment processes and characterization of seed coatings and formulations is a plus
The candidate should also possess the following qualities:
Ability to work in a diverse, fast paced, start-up environment
Flexibility and acceptance of change
Keen interest in understanding complex chemical and biological systems
Observant with a strong attention to detail
Perform laboratory work in a clean and safe manner